Investments totaling $4.8 million from two Indianapolis companies have received preliminary abatement approvals from the Metropolitan Development Commission. SerVaas Laboratories Inc., which makes cleaning products including the Bar Keepers Friend brand, intends to spend $3.6 million on a facility expansion. Sun King Brewing Co. is planning to pump $1.2 million into new equipment at its headquarters.

SerVaas Laboratories wants to add production and warehousing capabilities with a 20,000 square-foot expansion. The company says the move would retain 54 jobs and create six by the end of the year if it receives the four-year abatement.

Sun King, the state’s second-largest brewer, says it would add 15 jobs and retain more than 60 over four years if the abatement and expansion are complete. Co-founder Clay Robinson told Inside INdiana Business this month the company is planning to produce up to 40,000 barrels this year, which is more than the previous state-imposed limit for craft brewers. Sun King is now being distributed statewide.

The requests are set for a public hearing and a final commission vote May 4.

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